End of the road for Venezuela
Saturday 7 July 2007 Venezuela
Venezuela 1-4 Uruguay
Copa America is over for the hosts after a 4-1 defeat to Uruguay.
Uruguay started positively with Forlan twice testing the keeper and missing a good chance in the first 10 minutes of the match. It took Uruguay 38 minutes to open the scoring when Forlan received a through ball and slipped it past Vega, but 3 minutes later Arango drove the ball home from a free-kick to get the home crowd singing again. Uruguay where back on top in the 65th minute when Garcia curled the ball beautifully into the top corner of the net. Rodriguez beat the keeper at the near post with a low shot in the 86th minute and Forlan pounced on a rebound from the keeper to bury the ball along with the hosts in stoppage time. Venezuela will bow out with pride, having made history by getting further than ever before in this tournament.